As someone who loves to travel, I’m always looking for a great fictional armchair getaway, which is exactly what Jennifer Gold has delivered in her evocative and atmospheric novel Halfway to You, an emotional story following two different women, separated by decades but connected in time.
Ann is a well-known writer who had one monster hit and then, for reasons unknown to the public, never wrote another novel. Maggie is a podcaster desperate to interview Ann decades after her novel released, and is shocked when the reclusive writer agrees—because in addition to not writing anymore, Ann also doesn’t give interviews. When Maggie finally sits down with Ann, she delivers yet another surprise—she’ll only agree to do the interview if every word is off the record, leaving Maggie with an impossible choice: hear the story that could change her life but cost her her career, or walk away from her idol with nothing. What Maggie quickly realizes is that Ann has her own motive for agreeing to the interview in the first place, and it has very little to do with wanting to discuss her writing career...
Set over the course of several decades and across a variety of gorgeous locales, Halfway to You took me on a heart-wrenching trip through time and space. But in spite of the many stops and detours the story took along the way, there was never any doubt that the ultimate destination would be worth the journey.
—Alicia Clancy, Editor